Gold Coast Recreation Centre

The Gold Coast Recreation Centre is located on the doorstep of beautiful Tallebudgera Beach, surrounded by the pristine Tallebudgera Creek, and Burleigh Head National Park. We offer quality accommodation, facilities, meeting spaces, instructor-led activities and delicious healthy catering. We promote safe and exciting participation in outdoor recreation and have all the skills to deliver the ideal experience for you and your group.

The centre has inclusive facilities and activities equipped to accommodate people with disability; including wheelchair accessible and fully adapted accommodation, sports and dining facilities.

The centre operates on a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week basis.

Group representatives are welcome to inspect the centre and its facilities. Site tours are available by appointment. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a visit.

Contact us


The Gold Coast Recreation Centre is located at 1525 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Qld 4221

We are:

  • Just over one hour’s drive from Brisbane City, as well as the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports.
  • Approximately 15 minutes’ drive from the Gold Coast Airport


The centre has limited secure onsite parking as well as a council carpark located at the front of the centre.


Our Gold Coast centre can accommodate groups of up to 480 guests across five single and five double story accommodation buildings.

All of our cabins are ensuited and include bunk beds, tables and chairs, storage bays and wall fans. In addition, our leader’s rooms contain a microwave, kettle, mini fridge, kitchenette, cutlery and crockery.

We have up to 18 rooms across the site that are wheelchair accessible and fully adapted for persons with a disability. Please indicate specific requirements when booking.


The centre offers a great range of facilities. We have the ability to host a variety of functions and major events including conferences, meetings and sporting tournaments. Bookings can be made for our whole site or one court.

We also have a range of equipment available for hire including AV packs, basketballs, footballs, as well as badminton and squash equipment.

Tallebudgera Leisure Centre

The Tallebudgera Leisure Centre, located at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre, provides a community focused fitness environment to help you achieve your personal fitness goals and a healthier lifestyle. All of the leisure centre facilities are available for community use, including our gym.

Conference facilities

The centre offers a variety of meeting rooms, all equipped with a projector, screen, and lectern. We can also provide AV packages and WIFI, as well as delicious, healthy catering for your meeting or function.

  • Meeting rooms ideal for small groups.
  • Conference facilities for up to 180 people.
  • Portable stage and seating for 300 is available.

Dining hall

  • Seating for up to 480 people which can be reconfigured into four or less separate dining areas.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Large timber deck.


The Tallebudgera Leisure Centre has a fully equipped gym, with a combination of machine, free weight and cardio equipment. (Temporarily closed for redevelopment until 2022)

Indoor courts

  • Five multipurpose courts with timber sprung floor.
  • Retractable grandstand with seating capacity for up to 290 people.
  • Scoreboards and shot clocks.
  • Markings for basketball, netball, futsal, indoor soccer, badminton and volleyball.


  • Floodlit, 108 metres x 70 metres.
  • Suitable for rugby league, rugby union, AFL, touch football, soccer and other events.


  • Large open plan area suitable for martial arts and gym classes.

Swimming pool

  • Floodlit, 25 metres, six-lane and heated.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Access to change rooms, showers and toilet facilities.

Major events

Utilising the resources of the Tallebudgera Leisure Centre, combined with on-site accommodation and dining facilities, the Gold Coast Recreation Centre is the perfect choice for hosting your next regional, state, national or international event. Whole of site hire is available. Major events and whole of site bookings are subject to distinct terms and conditions, and pricing. To arrange a quote or to discuss your needs, please contact us.

Virtual tour

View our centre’s virtual tour for a firsthand look at Queensland’s Premier Recreation Centres.

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